Skip to comments.BREAKING: Computer Error Gives Prosser 7,381 More Votes, Almost Certain Victory
Posted on 04/07/2011 2:47:44 PM PDT by dep
After Tuesday nights Wisconsin Supreme Court election, a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield to the Associated Press. The error, revealed today, would give incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net 7,381 votes against his challenger, attorney Joanne Kloppenburg. On Wednesday, Kloppenburg declared victory after the AP reported she finished the election with a 204-vote lead, out of nearly 1.5 million votes cast.
On election night, AP results showed a turnout of 110,000 voters in Waukesha County well short of the 180,000 voters that turned out last November, and 42 percent of the countys total turnout. By comparison, nearly 90 percent of Dane County voters who cast a ballot in November turned out to vote for Kloppenburg.
Prior to the election, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was heavily criticized for her decision to keep the county results on an antiquated personal computer, rather than upgrade to a new data system being utilized statewide. Nickolaus cited security concerns for keeping the data herself yet when she reported the data, it did not include the City of Brookfield, whose residents cast nearly 14,000 votes.
Throughout the day Thursday, official canvass numbers flipped the lead back and forth between Prosser and Kloppenburg. While many believed a recount was inevitable, the addition of the Brookfield votes for Prosser could push the justices lead beyond the legal threshold that would trigger an automatic recount. Under state law, Kloppenburg could still ask for a recount up to three days after the official canvass, but would have to pay for it herself.
More details as they become available.
Just heard this on Vicki McKenna’s show - breaking now!
No matter how things turn, it already bothers me how many errors have already been uncovered. It doesn’t give me much faith in our voting system.
Time to bus in union thugs to make up the 7000...
I HOPE YOU AIN’T KIDDING!!! Be still my heart!
Oh My! That’s droppin’ a big stink bomb in the liberal compound. (not that anyone would notice anyway..)
Be still, my heart! This is GREAT news.
Last night on the drive home, the f*@&ing news reader on WMAL (ABC) read the headline of "voters give Scott Walker a strong rebuke" or something like that. I wanted to chuck my radio out on the parkway.
Wow! I hope this is true!
THESE “COMPUTER ERRORS” GOTTA BE STOPPED!!!!!!
Is Prosser a Good Guy?
unbelievable the incompetent hands in which rests our future
Time for 9000 Dumklopp votes to be found in a UW-Madison alley, stored in the back of a van.
Not a problem. The unions will pick up the tab.
Although I'm glad Prosser is ahead, I am concerned about how this type of sloppy mistake can be made. We wouldn't accept this type of error from a two branch library system, but these seemingly random numbers are a common occurrence in our electoral system in far too many elections and it gives a huge opening for the creative counters in the Democrat party to steal elections.
Election tampering should be punished with Capital Punishment!
Too many have given thehir lives for this nonsense!
if anyone actually wants a verifiable, privacy insured, tamper-proof, voting system... just let me know
yes.. i won’t be holding my breath
“Must have been union computer operators...”
This or other human intervention MUST be identified!
We need accounting firms to handle elections, if it’s good enough for the Oscars, it should be good enough for the country.
We are now several notches BELOW a Banana Republic.
I long for Banana Republic days again.
He’s the incumbent Supreme Court Justice that the Communist Union Goons are trying to unseat. Need I say more?
This is too good to be true...heading off to Hot Air to find out if true or not. DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH THOUGH!
Please Lord, let this be so.
Prayers for Japan.
I’m holding my fire on this one.
James 5:16 - The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
DU is going to EXPLODE!
You are dead-on correct, it truly sucks that this many errors can happen. It’s just COUNTING people, what we learn how to do in kindergarten! There is not a lot of chatter about requiring photo ID to vote in WI - something the legislature should have taken care of while the fleabaggers were out of the state. They should anyway....
Two big problems: The potential for fraud, and the potential for error. Having a county official rely on an old PC just because she felt like it is the height of incompetence.
OH MY...IT IS TRUE!!!
It appears that again the unions have failed to “Make It So”.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand cue union protest in Madison tomorrow.
These people will not let elections decide the matter. The union members in WI are fascists. They do not believe in the rule of law.
I wonder how long until the union burns that city down.
Dont worry, the dems always lose the first two tallies. It’s the third counting of the votes where the dems voter base materializes, (out of thin air). Just ask Rossi in Washington.
Where was it confirmed???
Has Madison reported verified results yet? A big surprise from the college students and the unions could be in store after they see how many votes they need to discover.
I just gotta think a republican did this on purpose to defeat the usual shenanigans the democrats pull.
And when we lose faith in the voting booth, revolution soon follows.
I haven’t seen this reported anywhere else.
I love the smell of napalm after a failed election overthrow ...
Countdown until the scream of “It’s just another case of republican voter fraud!” is heard from the dims. Three, two. one......
Is the computer I bought in January antiquated yet?
If so, that still sucks. All it does is make people even more cynical about elections.